Caro is a brand of caffeine-free roasted grain beverages. It is generally considered a coffee substitute. It is manufactured by Nestlé and was first introduced in West Germany in 1954. It is available throughout Europe as well as other markets including New Zealand and Australia. It is imported to the United States under the name Pero. The name "Caro" sounds like the French word "Carreau", which translates to "diamonds" in playing cards, as seen in the Caro logo (which is also used on Pero).
Caro Instant is a powdered drink available in 50-gram (1.8 oz) containers, whereas Caro Extra is granulated and comes in 200-gram (7.1 oz) jars.
|Nutritional information per 100g|
|Energy||1225kJ / 256kcal|
- Bettina Nowakowski: Nestlé - Caro-Kaffee: Der Landkaffee aus Ludwigsburg. Bietigheimer Zeitung, 2013-3-25 (German)
- Michael Müller: Es duftet – Caro lüftet den Kaffeedeckel. Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung, 2012-9-27 (German)